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Syntax error - IIF and Dlookup

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Hello Experts,

 

I have a union query and I am trying to add a dlookup to it.  I am getting a syntax but I dont see where it is?  think its on the dlookup part and I have been adding parenthesis but getting nowhere. 

 

below is only the first column of the union query.

 

UNION ALL SELECT IIf([GroupDate] Like "Coming Due" & "*",IIf(Nz([Amount],0)<0,[Amount]*-1,[Amount]), dlookup("Balance Euro","tblFXParent","IDFXParent =" & IDParentfk) as TEST,

 

thank you.

 

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best response confirmed by Tony2021 (Super Contributor)
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Hi,

 

From what you posted it looks as if the first IIf is missing its closing parenthesis. So, maybe another ) before " as TEST" does the trick.

 

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Karl
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@Tony2021

I guess the space in Balance Euro is the problem. It is better not to have spaces in fieldnames. If you do use [.... ] around your fieldname.

So "[Balance Euro]". 

 

> I guess the space in Balance Euro is the problem.

 

Spaces in field names are not good, of course, but written as a (stand-alone) text parameter inside quotes, they do not require square brackets. So that can't be the problem.

 

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thank you Karl. that was it.
also you do not need to Concatenate, just use:

IIf([GroupDate] Like "Coming Due*", ...